Christian Ministries

Academic Program

Permanent, lasting, positive change begins with a vision to change the world by impacting the lives of others. The Christian Ministries Department at Arizona Christian University is not only about learning facts and figures, but it is also about building Christian character, a Biblical philosophy of ministry, and a mentored internship for each student.

Optional Minors in:

  • Business Administration
  • Youth Ministry

Optional Emphasis in:

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Communication
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Urban Ministry
  • World Missions

Christian Ministries Program Objectives

The student who completes this degree will be able to:

  1. Understand, interpret, apply, and communicate the Bible, God’s inerrant truth.
  2. Develop a written philosophy of ministry with a Great Commission mindset.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and proficiency in a professional ministry.

What can I do with a degree in Christian Ministries?

As a Christian Ministries major, you are trained in every dimension of life—academically, socially, and doctrinally. But the overriding influence of a Arizona Christian University education is the person of Christ and your service to Him. Our Christian Ministries graduates currently serve in virtually every facet of ministry as youth pastors, associate pastors, musicians, and missionaries. Others serve in the secular world as business professionals, counselors, and music/worship leaders.

In addition to the core courses, students in the Christian Ministries major may choose an eighteen to twenty-one credit hour minor in business, counseling, youth ministry, or music. A Christian Ministries major without a minor may take a variety of professional courses to fulfill their required program of study.

Department Chair

Tim Reed

Contact Mr. Reed at tim.reed@arizonachristian.edu or 602-386-4123.

Degree Planners

For students who entered the program during the 2014-2015 academic year:

Christian Ministries / Business Minor
Christian Ministries / Business Minor
Christian Ministries / Children’s Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Communications Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Sports & Rec. Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Urban Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / World Missions Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Youth Minor

For students who entered the program during the 2012-2013 academic year:

Christian Ministries Major
Christian Ministries / Business Minor
Christian Ministries / Children’s Ministry Minor
Christian Ministries / Communications Minor
Christian Ministries / Counseling Minor
Christian Ministries / Music Minor
Christian Ministries / Sports & Rec. Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Urban Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Women’s Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / World Missions Emphasis
Christian Ministries / World Missions Minor
Christian Ministries / Youth Minor

For students who entered the program during the 2011-2012 academic year:

Christian Ministries Major
Christian Ministries / Business Minor
Christian Ministries / Children’s Ministry Minor
Christian Ministries / Communications Minor
Christian Ministries / Counseling Minor
Christian Ministries / Music Minor
Christian Ministries / Sports & Rec. Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Urban Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / Women’s Ministry Emphasis
Christian Ministries / World Missions Emphasis
Christian Ministries / World Missions Minor
Christian Ministries / Youth Minor

For students who entered the program during the 2010-2011 academic year:

Christian Ministries / Business Minor
Christian Ministries / Counseling Minor
Christian Ministries / Music Minor
Christian Ministries / Youth Minor